Dr. Robert Trager is a chiropractic physician and researcher at University Hospitals, in Cleveland, Ohio, in the United States. In this episode, we discuss his research covering a variety of clinically focused topics at the intersection of medicine and chiropractic, ranging from case reports to health service utilization. Dr. Trager first became interested in research when he was an undergraduate student at Northeastern University, where took part in a co-op program that got him hands-on experience in a research laboratory. He then attended Logan University, graduating in 2013, and has since practiced in an integrative healthcare setting.

Please find Dr. Trager’s researchgate.net profile here.

Here are the articles we discuss in this episode. We also talked about the article that Dr. Brian Anderson and I discussed on episode 61 of the podcast.

1.Association between chiropractic spinal manipulation and lumbar discectomy in adults with lumbar disc herniation and radiculopathy: retrospective cohort study using United States’ data.Trager RJ, Daniels CJ, Perez JA, Casselberry RM, Dusek JA.BMJ Open. 2022 Dec 16;12(12):e068262. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2022-068262.PMID: 36526306 Free PMC article.
2.Chiropractic case reports: a review and bibliometric analysis.Trager RJ, Dusek JA.Chiropr Man Therap. 2021 Apr 28;29(1):17. doi: 10.1186/s12998-021-00374-5.PMID: 33910610 Free PMC article. Review.

Dr. Robert Vining

In this episode, Dr. Robert Vining and I discuss his involvement in chiropractic research at a specialty hospital in New Hampshire, low back pain classification and strategies on how to implement evidence into practice. Dr. Vining is an Associate Professor and Research Clinic Director at the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research, Palmer College of Chiropractic. Beginning in private practice in Pennsylvania, he eventually transitioned to the role of clinician/educator, teaching courses in clinical biomechanics at Cleveland Chiropractic College (now Cleveland University), and serving as a teaching clinic director at Logan College of Chiropractic. More recently, Dr. Robert Vining has taken on the role of clinician/scientist, serving as a co-investigator on 11 federally funded clinical studies including those conducted within Veterans Affairs and the US Department of Defense health systems. He was also co-principal investigator on a series of privately funded research projects focused on integrating chiropractic care into a rehabilitation specialty hospital. Dr. Vining is a lead or co-author on over 30 peer reviewed scientific journal articles, 2 book chapters, and numerous other publications related to chiropractic care, musculoskeletal diagnosis, and translating research evidence into clinical practice.

You can view Dr. Vining’s research articles at researchgate.

How to cite this episode:
Smith DL. Chiropractic Science: Interdisciplinary Care and Strategies to Incorporate Evidence Into Practice With Dr. Robert Vining [internet]. Eaton, Ohio; Aug 7, 2018. Podcast: 1:21:13. Available from: https://chiropracticscience.com/podcast/drrobertvining/

1. “Be good, communicate, and collaborate”: a qualitative analysis of stakeholder perspectives on adding a chiropractor to the multidisciplinary rehabilitation team.
Salsbury SA, Vining RD, Gosselin D, Goertz CM.
Chiropr Man Therap. 2018 Jun 22;26:29. doi: 10.1186/s12998-018-0200-4. eCollection 2018.
PMID: 29977521 [PubMed – in process] Free PMC Article
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2. Patients receiving chiropractic care in a neurorehabilitation hospital: a descriptive study.
Vining RD, Salsbury SA, Cooley WC, Gosselin D, Corber L, Goertz CM.
J Multidiscip Healthc. 2018 May 3;11:223-231. doi: 10.2147/JMDH.S159618. eCollection 2018.
PMID: 29760552 [PubMed] Free PMC Article
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3. Interdisciplinary rehabilitation for a patient with incomplete cervical spinal cord injury and multimorbidity: A case report.
Vining RD, Gosselin DM, Thurmond J, Case K, Bruch FR.
Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Aug;96(34):e7837. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000007837.
PMID: 28834891 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article
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4. An evidence-based diagnostic classification system for low back pain.
Vining R, Potocki E, Seidman M, Morgenthal AP.
J Can Chiropr Assoc. 2013 Sep;57(3):189-204.
PMID: 23997245 [PubMed] Free PMC Article
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